Wesleyan StartUp Demo Day

December 5, 2023  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
In-person or Virtual

Support the Student Ventures!

Students from the Fall 2023 Wesleyan Startup Incubator: The Art and Science of Launching Your Idea – a one-semester, experiential learning program designed to teach and enable student entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business models from their ideas – pitched their businesses on December 5th. 

This course is made possible by the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation. Funding for the students to create their Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) has been generously provided by Wesleyan Alum Marisa MacClary.

Demo Day Pitcher Lineup

Congratulations to SeaFeed for being voted the audience favorite!


Advait Prasad ’24

Sale and shipping of customizable terrariums and terrarium kits to bring plants to living spaces without the chores of caretaking.



Zuhayr Masud ’27

Creatorspace is built to help underground and upcoming musicians gain financial footing through crowdfunding from fans. This fosters a deeper relationship between fans and artists, and reduces the need for a label, all while keeping the artist in control.


Enhanced Soil Sense

Cole Torino ’24

Enhanced Soil Sense is a soil amendment company. Adding basalt dust maximizes current crop yield and ensures future soil health and viability. In addition to the soil and crop yields, basalt dust removes carbon from the atmosphere and allows farmers to market products as carbon negative can increase profit margins. Farmers are also able to receive grant money from using basalt dust and not aerated their fields.



Hamilton Tevis and Chris Hong ’27

ReelDeals is a multi-avenue business that provides quality used fishing gear to function as alternatives to brand new gear and allows you to simultaneously sell your gear. 



Kiran Kling ’24

Cattle farmers want to use seaweed-based feed additives to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but it is unclear which products are right for their farm, and how well they will work there.

Seafeed provides procurement and emissions measurement services for methane-busting cattle-feed additives. Our clients will receive the best solution for their farms and will know how much their emissions have gone down by, opening the door for climate-friendly products, compliance with personal or corporate sustainability goals, or the sale of carbon credits.



CJ Shea ’25

SheaScapes is a landscaping design company that specializes in designing custom landscapes and installing/maintaining them organically. Not only do we deliver aesthetically pleasing landscape designs, but we also deliver landscapes that last using all environmentally-conscious practices.



Grégoire Legrand ’25

We’re committed to developing an environmentally friendly all-purpose cleaning product. Your initial purchase includes a bottle pack with a dissolve cube. Simply place the cube into the bottle, shake it, and your cleaner is ready to use. There’s no need to purchase additional bottles; just buy the refills.



Uri Lurie ’24 and Daniel Lurie ’26

SwiftLift is the only comprehensive, on-demand fitness and athletic platform that provides flexibility and quality training programs directly to its clients. 


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